SFC- Shoah Film Collection

Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair

Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair (Austria)
Display Case, 2014, 10:14
The video was filmed during one weekend in April of 2014 at the Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow. On this day there were especially many visitors at the museum, mostly school classes. The exhibition, mainly intended to encourage patriotic feelings in the audience, allowed them to be proud of the victories and valour of the Russian-Soviet Army.
Only one display case, located in a space between the two halls, was dedicated to the concentration camps as “one of the episodes” of World War II. The video work documents the various reactions of the visitors in front of it.

Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair

lives and works in Vienna. She was born and brought up in Moscow and emigrated to Germany in 1998. She studied painting and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg and Vienna, where she obtained her diploma in 2009 with Manfred Pernice. Recent exhibitions include: “Tales of Two Cities” in Jewish Museum Judenplatz, Vienna (2015) and Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow (2014), “[silence] – A Holocaust Exhibition”, Ludwig Múzeum Budapest, Budapest (2014), “Critical Alliances”, Croatian Association of Visual Artists HDLU, Zagreb (2012); curator of the project “Soviet Modernism. Unknown Stories” at the Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna (2012).